Ostra

4.8
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2430 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.

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What 2430 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRichardW
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's a beautiful spot with fancy, delicious food. They charge accordingly. Treat yourself, though!

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vipadkeough
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Service could have been a bit better but they may have been on reduced staff due to the Corona Virus outbreak.

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LynnH
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top-notch service and amazing food!
The drinks we ordered were ok, not exceptional.
Expensive, but great for the special occasion.

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vipJaredL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ostra is our favorite restaurant in Boston! Always amazing!

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DanG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience at Ostra. The food was fantastic with great service. Enjoyed the atmosphere and choice. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

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vipWorldTraveller
New England
38 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. All staff are personable and responsive to diners, from the moment you enter the restaurant to the waitstaff throughout dinner service. Our waiter, Paul, was attentive and willing to answer all questions and make the experience memorable. Ambience is energetic but not overpowering, and we were able to converse without shouting. And then, the food! Fish is cooked perfectly, apps and desserts are exceptional, and drinks and wine are top notch. One of the best restaurants in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m so glad I made reservations at Ostra for our anniversary. My husband has an allergy to onion, and the staff was extremely accommodating. They had actually brought out the wrong dish that was made with onion and when he told the waitress, she checked with the cook, gave my husband a menu to choose another dish while he waited if he wanted, and then the manager came over to apologize. He told us that they did in fact have his dish that was made without onion, and he brought it out just a minute later. They comped my husband’s meal, and we enjoyed a free dessert for our anniversary. The paella is AMAZING, and the chocolate torte was the perfect way to end the meal. Thank you for a very special evening that we won’t forget!

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vipBostonsPawnBoss
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Time. Food is always fantastic! Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipEricaC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening out! The ambiance, food, drinks and service were all amazing. I read a lot of reviews saying they thought it was overrated/overpriced, but I adamantly disagree. The level of service and quality of the food (from the bread/apps to the main courses/desserts) were divine. Exceptional restaurant and looking forward to going back!

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vipLillian
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service: Impeccable
Ambience: So aesthetically pleasing. Everything from interior design to the gorgeous plates the food was serviced on. Gorgeous.
Noise level: Next time Im going with another couple, 4 tops are seperate and offer more privacy. The two tops are close together and we had two loud and somewhat drunk talkers next to us which definitely took away from the experience. Not the restaurants fault.
Food: Bring your big pants and wallets, my husband and I had 5 pre-dinner items, entree each with one side to share and one dessert - and he wasnt stuffed. Our favorites: Kumomodo oysters, Hamachi, Grilled Octopus salad. We both ordered monkfish - delicious. Im going back for the scallops next time. Person near me had that and it looked fantastic. My husband wanted the lemon curd dessert, I didnt love the spun sugar "nest" that came on top, it literally hurt to eat it. I would have gone with berries which looked yummy.
Hubby and I have already planned to go back! We loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Timely service - don’t really care for the couch seats - too close together - friendly attentive staff - food excellent -

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viproundtable
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Ostra never fails to please the palate. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there as a surprise dinner for my gf to celebrate our engagement earlier that day. The staff was extremely helpful, nice and considerate, they even gave us the a nice table as asked for, the food and the ambience were awesome. It is a really nice place to celebrate with class.

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JulieD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noise level was annoying, but everything else was great
FOOD and service excellent

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Rick
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic! I only wish we had time for dessert, but we were running late to see a show. Definitely will be back!!!!

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NiliP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, this place doesn't fail.
Excellent food, service at one of Boston's finest.

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viplarry
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been there several times now..always fantastc!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative menu; everything was delicious. Seafood tasted so fresh. We were a group of four. We ordered several dishes to share. The portions of some of the dishes (first courses) are on the small side for sharing, but we made them work. Excellent service.

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vipmkal
New England
66 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious...baby beets and calamari apps, salmon and Paella entrees. Noise level was very high which made conversation difficult. Service was attentive.

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MaryG
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue, great food and menu, excellent service. thank you!

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EgillE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service. Lobster a bit chewy. Steak soft and tasty

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Fiorucci1
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff here was terrific and they accommodated our timing given that we were headed to the theater. The food we ordered was very good and they split the entree for those who were sharing. Restaurant is on the high end with regard to cost but honestly if we didn’t have to rush we would have enjoyed it more!

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Laura
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my third time dining here. Our meals were delicious, the service was excellent. I will be back! Thanks for a great night.

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MommaG
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food and the service were excellent. We had alaskan king crab for 1st course, fish for second. Both of us. One drink, one glass of wine, one soft drink. Nothing else. $300 Definitely not worth it.

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vipCharlesJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic fare. Fish was out of this world.
Highly recommend.

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CherylL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ostra is a special place and we are THRILLED it's right in our neighborhood!! Start at the bar with the piano playing in the distance, then migrate into the dining room for incredible dishes inspired by the sea. A+++

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Happy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very expensive. Food very good. I am Celiac, and was able to eat comfortably. The server brought what we think now were GF rolls, but no regular rolls, so my husband ate them, noting they were not very good. Quite loud!

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cosmoR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Vastly overpriced place. I think people go there just to show they don't care about money. Ordered the paella; the shellfish was overcooked and rubbery. Big on presentation, low on value.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The octopus was amazing, the steak was incredibly flavorful and the ambiance was perfect!

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DanielleD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, lovely atmosphere and very professional staff. The best kind of dining experience one looks forward to.

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JennaM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience! They take your coat and make great recommendations as far as wine pairing. A worthwhile splurge!

Jenna

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vipDiningQueen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentine day

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vipjbhar3921
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I dined here on Valentines day - busy night but our waiter was top notch! The food was amazing, and the drinks were delightful. Would recommend this for any fun celebration. Not too fancy stuffy - a nice ambiance that makes you feel welcomed!

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vipInnaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The service was very slow. Other than that everting was good.

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AntonA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was impeccable. Food was extraordinary. Conversation level extremely high. Annoying music with bass beat playing unnecessarily.

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LindaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ostra has a very nice vibe; the food is excellent and the menu has a lot of variety for seafood-lovers. We had reservations for 5:30 pre-theater. We arrived a little early and had a drink at the bar. They have a really nice cocktail menu and an excellent selection of wines. For dinner we shared some oysters, tried an appetizer and then a couple of our party ordered Paella and I had an appetizer (which was more than enough) with Alaskan King Crab and risotto. Everything was delicious. We would definitely return!! The bartender and the server were both top notch.

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DavidS
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An overall excellent experience albeit somewhat expensive. Great for a special occasion.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ostra was such a wonderful dinner spot. The wait staff were very friendly and personable. I was treated like a queen. The food was amazing. The lobster was nice and the presentation was great. Would definitely recommend.

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vipMissingLink
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff food and drinks were incredible!
Some of best food and service I have ever experienced in fine dining.

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vipAmiK
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We’re from London UK. The services were absolutely phenomenal. We stayed in Boston Harbour hotel and the concierge also recommended to have a dinner here . The lobster was delicious however the shrimp with horseradish that we had for appetiser tasted like a chlorine(?). Also the one my mum had for her main dish , Paella was very watery . I would say it’s more like a risotto rather than Paella ( still tasted good though !). All in all it was good . Thank you !

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Ostra is rated 4.8 stars by 2430 OpenTable diners.

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